The Yale Collection of Musical Instruments presents the classical guitar duo of Claudio Maccari and Paolo Pugliese in a special event on Sunday, November 11 at 7 pm. The duo will offer Guitar Music of the Nineteenth Century: Interpretation and Performance, a concert and master class.
The class will feature works for guitar by Sor and Giuliani prepared by students in the Yale School of Music.
Born in 1970, Claudio Maccari and Paolo Pugliese started their studies and researches in nineteenth-century music in 1988. Since then, they have been redefining the musical language of the Classical and Romantic periods using original instruments and historical methods. Maccari and Pugliese are cited in the 1997 guitar history book The Classical Guitar. Since playing their New York debut at Carnegie Recital Hall in 1992, they have been asked to give concerts and masterclasses by institutions and international festivals such as the Royal Academy and the Great Britain International Guitar Festival of London, the Academy of Music in Gröningen, the Darwin International Guitar Festival, the Sydney Guitar Society, the Guitar Foundation of Australia, the Parco della Musica in Rome, and many American universities and societies.
The duo has collaborated with such artists as John Williams and Malcolm Bilson. They teach nineteenth-century guitar at the Accademia Internazionale della Musica in Milan, and are the artistic directors of the Ensemble Ottocento, an Italian orchestra specialising in nineteenth-century music performed on authentic instruments.
Maccari and Pugliese play original guitars: Mauro Giuliani’s and Nicolò Paganini’s guitars (Fabricatore), Guadagnini, Lacote, Panormo, Vinaccia and Garganese, with gut strings according to historical criteria.
The event is free and open to the public; call 203 432-0822 to reserve a seat. The Collection is located at 15 Hillhouse Avenue, New Haven.